1. All Saints Christmas, HALLMARK CHANNEL
NOVEMBER 5, 2022
In All Saints Christmas singer Ledisi stars as Lisette, a popular R&B singer who’s getting ready to travel home to New Orleans for Christmas. When the media mistake a photo of her with her music producer ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip. Also starring Roger Cross.
2. The First Noelle, BET+
NOVEMBER 10, 2022
After 20 years of friendship, Terrance and Noelle finally decide to date each other but ultimately break up when Terrance moves to London for work. Now that Terrance is back in Atlanta for Christmas with his new girl, also named Noelle, the first “Noelle” is determined to get him back and say goodbye to being friend-zoned forever. Starring Novi Brown, LaLa Milan and Todd Anthony.
3. Running To Fall: A Novel, By Kalisha Buckhanon
AALBC PUBLISHING, RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2022
Tragedy and Victor Powell have moved to the desirable but dark Grayson Glens enclave of dream homes just outside of Chicago. Stressed urbanites, they’ve got to live large in real life to stay large online. With only a few blacks in their elite gated community, they settle in but never quite feel at home. Then, a missing young black woman floats up in the Grayson River. Running to Fall is a suspenseful, truthful look into the lives of women who drink to survive or just to cope, with a provocative narrator who carries readers along an emotional journey to acceptance.
4. BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER THE COURAGE TO DREAM, By Frederick Joseph, Illustrated by Nikkolas Smith
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2022
The Courage to Dream tells the story of Assata, a young Wakandan who hopes to become one of the Dora Milaje, the warriors who protect Wakanda. But because of Assata’s disability, she lets go of her dream. Assata’s light shows through all the same, introducing her to surprising friends: the princess Shuri, the warrior Okoye, and the powerful M’Baku. But only Assata can give herself what she’s missing: the courage to dream. New York Times best-selling author Frederick Joseph (The Black Friend) and New York Times best-selling illustrator Nikkolas Smith (The 1619 Project: Born on the Water) bring Wakanda to life in this inspiring picture book about discovering who you can be.
5. Eat Plants, B*tch, By Pinky Cole
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2022
PUBLISHER: SIMON & SCHUSTER, INC.
When Clark Atlanta University grad Pinky Cole opened her first Slutty Vegan food truck in Atlanta in 2018, she was inspired by her love of vegan comfort food. Now, after having expanded to restaurants, and a philanthropic organization, Cole is ready to bring her best recipes to you. Cole shares a collection of ninety-one delicious, guilt-free, plant-based recipes that you will love to indulge in from the comfort of your own home. With mouth-watering photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, Eat Plants, B*tch celebrates Cole’s belief that it’s fun and accessible to cook irresistible vegan comfort food. From Avocado Egg Rolls to Black Pea Cauliflower Po’Boy and everything in between, it won’t be long before you will also be declaring Cole’s timeless mantra: Eat Plants, B*tch!
6. PODCAST: K[NO]W MERCY WITH STEPHEN A. SMITH
NEW EPISODES EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY
The outspoken ESPN analyst of the #1 morning sports show, First Take, brings his irreverent style to the podcast world with three-times-a week episodes that cover a variety of topics. From politics and social justice issues to celebrity interviews, and, yes, of course, sports, Smith is a master interviewer unafraid to speak his mind about anything to anyone. Guests include, rapper/actors Snoop Dogg and LL COOL J, Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Tamron Hall, social media influencer Jake Paul, Emmy winning actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph, conservative Fox News pundit, Sean Hannity, and former CNN commentator, Chris Cuomo, you never know who will turn up in Stephen A’s world. November topics include midterm elections, the NBA, and more. K[no]w Mercy is produced by Cadence13 and available via the Audacy app, or wherever you get your podcasts.